Announcements

Here's what's going on

PRAYER CONcERNS

Julie Dildy, Alex Gallman, Norma Gardner, Carolyn Glock, Jerry Linn, Lynne Miller, Marla Puthoff, and Paul Stein. 

"Soup-er" Bowl Sunday

Join us on February 12th as we join the national campaign against hunger--Souper Bowl Sunday. We will have a free-will offering at our 3 church services on the day of the Super Bowl. The money collected will be given to our local C.A.L.L. Food Pantry. Our goal this year is to give $500 or more to C.A.L.L.

Youth Valentine's Day Fundraiser

If you submitted an order for chocolate-covered strawberries, they will be available for pick up at the pancake breakfast on February 12. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pancake breakfast

The Youth will be hosting another pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 12 after all 3 services. This is another great fundraiser to help with the cost of the mission trip to WV this summer.

Congregational Meeting 2/12/2023

We will be having our Annual Congregational Meeting next Sunday (February 12) at 11:45am in the Fellowship Hall.

First Communion Class

First Communion classes will be Saturdays, March 18 and March 25, from 10:00-12:00. One parent, grandparent, or guardian is encouraged to attend with each student. Classes will be held in the Fellowship Hall (Doors 6 & 7). If your student cannot attend one of the classes, please let us know.

First Communion will formally happen at worship on Maundy Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 pm.  
Go to bit.ly/1stCommunion2023 to register.

Looking For Volunteers!

We need a backup team of volunteers who will help with our office, custodial, and maintenance needs. Interested in helping occasionally? Please contact our Business Manager, Donald Trisel. Contact him easily by email at: d.trisel@purpledoorchurch.org

Easter Egg Hunt Donations

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 8th. We are asking for donations of candy that will fit in the plastic eggs (Tootsie Rolls, Double Bubble) and also NEW Dollar Tree items (bubbles, play doh, sidewalk chalk). Collection tubs will be located in the Narthex and FLC until Sunday, March 26.
Monetary donations will also be accepted. Please mark envelopes with cash or write in the memo line of your check: Attn. Jenelle, Easter Egg Hunt.

Offering Envelopes are Here!

Our 2023 offering envelope boxes will be available before and after services beginning Jan 15th.  

We also have some online giving options through our app. Use this link https://www.purpledoorchurch.org/give to get started with giving online. Thank you for supporting the ministries of this church.

Requests for envelopes may be sent to Don Trisel by email at d.trisel@purpledoorchurch.org
- The Finance Team

Are you a Thrivent Member?

Are you a Thrivent member? Thrivent is a financial organization with deep roots in the Lutheran Church.
Did you know?  If you are a Thrivent member with an annuity or life insurance policy, Thrivent gives you two opportunities each year to provide $250 in action team funding (and t-shirts!) to church or community events?

If you have never put your Thrivent Action Team money to work, we can help. Contact the church office, Thrivent, or your Thrivent representative.

See below for the current needs for sponsors!

Thrivent Sponsors needed

We are looking for Thrivent members to “host” events for
  1. our Cuba Mission Trip, 
  2. the Easter Egg Hunt, 
  3. the Youth Easter Breakfast, 
  4. the Celebration Carnival, and
  5. the Ministry Celebration.

portals of prayer

January-March 2023 Portals of Prayer are available in the church office, Narthex or back of the FLC.

Youth Quarter Auction

March 19 – We are collecting donations for the youth auction. Do you have a new or homemade item or service to donate to support the mission trip? Baked goods, artwork, crafts, homemade jewelry, home services, unique experiences, and more are all accepted! All donations must be dropped off by Sunday, March 12.
 
Contact Ingrid if you are interested (419) 953-7003 or i.miller@purpledoorchurch.org.

prayer Chain

Alicia Romer has agreed to be the facilitator for our prayer chain. All the email addresses have been sent to her. If you have changed your email address, would like to be included, or would no longer like to be a part of the prayer chain please contact her at aliciaromer74@yahoo.com. You can also contact the church office. Let's welcome Alicia and thank her for continuing this important ministry.

Mission Trip 2023

Dates are set for our Mission Trip 2023! Pray for us as we prepare for our trip to East Bank, West Virginia from Sunday, June 25-Saturday, July 1. 

ALTAR FLOWERS

Altar Flowers are given by Moriah Plattner in celebration of those who inspired her through the years.

Spiritual Gift ASSESSMENT

How has God blessed you? What are your spiritual gifts? A few weeks ago a Spiritual Gifts Devotional was handed out. If you completed a paper spiritual gifts assessment, please place them in the  bins located at the Welcome Center or the table in the FLC. You can also access an online version through the app or at bit.ly/SG Assessment

Churchwide Mission Trip 2023

We are happy to announce that we will be going on a churchwide mission trip to Cuba April 12-18, 2023.  If you are interested or would like more information on this, please contact Vicar Andrea. Send her an email today! a.mcdonough@purpledoorchurch.org

Please pray for us as we prepare for this mission trip.

Pub theology


Pub Theology is back. We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm at Brew Nation in Celina. Our next gathering is February 2nd.

communion for the homebound

We are restarting our home communion team. If you'd like to help deliver communion to those unable to attend worship in person, let Pastor Jeff know: revgramza@purpledoorchurch.org

meal train

Meal Train team is now ready to deliver meals to those in need. Please let us know if you need a meal. You can contact the church office at 419-586-2332 or office@purpledoorchurch.org

purple door pacers

Purple Door Pacers meet and walk every Monday and Thursday morning at 10:00 am. We would love for you to come join us ! Our schedule can be found in the Tower or on the bulletin board outside of the office. All ages and all abilities are more than welcome to participate.